USCIS Is One Step Closer To Ending H-4 EAD Eligibility

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its draft of a proposed rule to end eligibility of H-4 spouses to apply for Employment Authorization Document (EAD) cards after their spouses have reached an advanced...

Update on Possible Elimination of H-4 Spouse EAD Program

As reported in a recent Foster Immigration Update©, the Trump Administration is considering elimination of the H-4 spouse EAD program that permits the H-4 spouses of certain H-1B visa holders to apply for Employment Authorization Document (EAD) cards.   The Trump Administration...

Proposed Regulations Include New “Grace Period” for Job Changes and Clarify Permanent Residency Portability

On December 31, 2015, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published in the Federal Register a long awaited proposed rule to provide guidance for immigration Acts enacted over 15 years ago – the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act of 2000...

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepal

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced the designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepal. Citizens and nationals of Nepal who presently reside in the United States may apply for TPS and work authorization in the form of an Employment...

The Answer Man: H-1B Adjusters and Advance Parole

By Gary Endelman Dear Answer Man: This is a real puzzler. Here are the facts. I have several clients who were in valid H-1B status and filed for adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident. Most of my employers prefer not to apply for advance parole if the person still has...

Helping Those Who Help Themselves: How USCIS Can Stop Going Broke and Do the Right Thing

By Gary Endelman and Cyrus D. Mehta Dear Mr. Mayorkas: Please forgive us. It has been far too long since we last wrote to you, http://www.cyrusmehta.com/News.aspx?SubIdx=ocyrus20103925436. Times are hard all around. You are bleeding revenue with caseload dropping. Our clients are...
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